E.S.P.TV is an organization dedicated to promoting the performing and media based arts.
E.S.P. TV utilizes a mobile analog television studio to present a nomadic showcase of experimental music, video art and performance. We run a multi faceted organization that acts as a live studio broadcast, a program on public access, as well as a theatrical performance. All events are taped live with a crew of cameramen, sound engineer, and video mixing team using analog broadcast based media. Tapings of E.S.P. TV are in front of an audience with live green-screening, signal manipulation and video mixing. The show is then edited and produced for Manhattan Neighborhood Network public television (MNN), to be aired every Tuesday night at 10PM. After airing, the episodes are posted online at esptvnyc.com for later viewing. Our core mission is to preserve public broadcast, as well as showcase the ongoing use and ability of analog media in a digitally run world.
Originally formed out of a Brooklyn loft/project space called, Louis V E.S.P in 2011, E.S.P. TV have since opened a new space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for production of the show, development of the E.S.P. LAB project (experimental and performative application of broadcast media), and a regular schedule of performances, screenings and special events. We seek to create a hub for developing ideas and dialogue within the creative community. In addition, our space has initiated a pirate and lo-fi broadcast archive, focusing on the ephemera surrounding historical broadcast programs as well as reference material generated by innovators in the field.
E.S.P. TV works internationally, working with smaller run venues as well as larger museum institutions. Our goal is to track down and showcase the pulse of artistic activity, creative innovation, and action in each location we visit.
E.S.P. TV has worked with various venues including: Museum of Arts and Design, Printed Matter, Millennium Film Workshop as a part of INDEX Festival, Clemente Soto Velez Center (NYC); Interstate, Present Company, The Schoolhouse, La Sala, 285 Kent, Vaudeville Park, Spectacle Theater, Roulette (Brooklyn, NY), Franklin Street Works (Stamford, CT), Liminal Space (Oakland), Queens Nails Projects (San Francisco), General Public (Berlin) and Pallas Projects (Dublin).